Football star Patrice Evra enjoys holiday in Việt Nam

September 05, 2022 - 21:02
Former player Patrice Evra was seen celebrating Manchester United's victory with Vietnamese supporters in a cafe in Hà Nội on September 4 night.


HÀ NỘI — Former player Patrice Evra was seen celebrating Manchester United's victory with Vietnamese supporters at a cafe in Hà Nội on September 4 night.

Marcus Rashford's two second-half goals inflicted Arsenal's first defeat of the season as Manchester United won 3-1 at Old Trafford after Antony Matheus dos Santos scored on his debut.

Evra posted on his Instagram a photo of his joy and happiness when a Manchester player scored a goal.

The football star is on holiday in Việt Nam and really enjoyed his experience in the Southeast Asian country.

Accompany him were some friends including former Manchester City right back Micah Richards and English comedian Romesh Ranganathan.

Earlier, he was seen having lunch at a street food stall in Ba Đình District.

The French international tried Vietnamese specialty chả rươi (ragworm fritter), crispy, fried and packed pork mince and worm patties.

He also shared on his personal page many pictures and clips that supporters recorded and tagged his name. Among them are selfie photos with fans, shopping at Đồng Xuân, an indoor wholesale market, videos of his break dance performance in a park and a Vovinam (Vietnamese traditional martial art) training session.

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra (centre) has lunch with friends on a Hà Nội street on September 4. Photo from Patrice Evra Instagram

Before enjoying the capital city, Evra also checked out the Titop Islands in Hạ Long Bay in Quảng Ninh Province on September 2.

It was said that the 41-year-old chartered a yacht to have a private visit around the bay, which is a World Heritage site recognised twice by UNESCO.

He left a message: “Good evening, Vietnam, the scenery here is so great. Everyone, don’t be jealous. I just wanted to show off a little.”

Patrice Evra has his first training session of martial arts called Vovinam. Photo from Patrice Evra Instagram

Evra was a former player of Manchester United, Juventus, Marseille and West Ham and the national team of France. He is heralded as one of the best left-backs of his generation.

Born in 1981 in Senegal, he moved to the Île-de-France region of France when he was just a year old. During his youth he played for various clubs in Italy and France.

Evra got his first taste of silverware by winning the Coupe de la Ligue in 2003. In 2004, he was Didier Deschamps' first choice left-back in a team which made the UEFA Champions League final.

Evra was also awarded the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year award and included in the division's Team of the Year.

Having impressed in France, in 2006 he moved to the Premier League to join Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United where he made a name for himself, going on to win five Premier League titles, three League Cups, one UEFA Champions League, one FIFA Club World Cup and four Community Shields.

He also won multiple personal accolades during his 273 appearances in eight years and a half at Manchester United, being named PFA Team of the Year on three separate occasions. He was also named in the FIFPro World XI and UEFA Team of the Year in the 2008-09 season.

Evra joined Serie A giants Juventus in 2014 and secured a domestic double and the Supercoppa Italiana before having short term contracts with French club Marseille and east London side West Ham.

Evra also has vast experience on the International stage making 81 appearances for the French national side. He participated in five major tournaments: the 2008, 2012 and 2016 UEFA European Championships and the 2010 and 2014 World Cups. VNS